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The Chronicles of Namibia

The Chronicles of Namibia

The Chronicles of Namibia … Coming May 2006.  USA Today has a preview of Angelina Jolie‘s interview with Ann Curry: Those celebrity magazine reports that actress Angelina Jolie is due as early as next week differ from her announcement that she’s not quite eight months pregnant. Jolie, 30, sat down this week for an interview with NBC’s Ann Curry in Namibia, Africa, where the actress and her family — Brad Pitt, 42, and their two children — are living at a resort while they await the arrival of their newest member. The interview airs on Today Thursday (7 a.m. ET/PT) and Dateline Sunday (7 p.m. ET/PT). In her first comments about her relationship with her Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star, who divorced Friends actress Jennifer Aniston last year, Jolie tells Curry, "I don’t talk about our — my relationship in public. But we also don’t talk about it at home. It’s one of those funny things that just happens, and you live your life, and you’re a family. But you never actually discuss (it)."The whole relationship question, Jolie says, makes her "giggle." It’s "just kind of funny. If (Brad) saw this, he would probably understand why I was laughing. Because I just don’t know how to address that kind of thing." (continued after the jump)

(continued before the jump) Jolie says she broke her silence with the media to further her latest cause: educational opportunities for children worldwide.

When she looks at her son Maddox, 4, from Cambodia, and daughter Zahara, 1, from Ethiopia, she says, "I just think, especially my daughter, there’s no possible way she would have gone to school. She is so smart and so strong. And her potential as a woman one day is great.

"Hopefully, she will be active in her country and in her continent when she’s older. And because she’ll have a good education, she’ll be able to do that much more."

The actress elaborates on the changes in her life in recent years: "My life is very full. I’m very proud when I see my children — already Mad, just how he adjusts to different places in the world and different people and his views and the kind of man he’s going to be. I’m very lucky."

Jolie says she knows the gender of the child she and Pitt are expecting, but she doesn’t reveal whether Zahara and Maddox can expect a brother or a sister.

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  • learner

    A smart woman did not give away anything about her private life.

  • 81

    BAMZ+1 named Most Beautiful Family by People mag!!!

  • brangelinafan

    wow I am the first one well I already have my recorder for both days of her interview. I can’t wait to see Iguess if she is not 8 months pregnant that will shut up the haters out there. Good for them. Love this family!

  • think positive!

    I hope soon will have a video of that interview.I have no apartunity to see it elsewere since i’m not american but i really wan’t to.

  • Niecy has the Hello! magazine photos posted online. They’re awesome. The "Narnia" pic is dumb.

  • Alexanderina

    #1 – Learner – I think that she learned from her previous relationships and I am proud of her for not talking about her private life, they don’t need to explain anything to the public about their relationship as long as they are happy and healthy thats is enough for me.The picture is funnyThank you JJ

  • Jeannified

    I can’t wait to see this interview! I wonder what other stills they will show on the interview with Angelina. Brad is one lucky guy and vice versa.

  • Tabitha

    I can’t wait to here the complete interview. My guess is that she will have the baby around early June.

  • aveeno1

    She did a great job answering those questions, gave very very little away about her family yet just enough to keep people intrigued and interested. They are great! BAMZ+1 love forever!can’t wait to see the whole interview

  • Estelle

    Thanks JJ, remind of the time my brother went to Disneyland with my niece and nephew, they did a similar picture, but the back ground was star war. My niece was princess lea, my nephew was Han Solo and my brother was luke Skywalker..Any how, now I know why people are flagging everyone about the Namibia’s pic. The new people magazine 100 most beautiful people is out tomorrow and AJ is on the cover, the most beautiful family also goes to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and of course they features all those photo that JJ had posted on yesterday. I can not wait to get my people magz.

  • African Girl

    Chronicles of Namibia? The lions wil Protect them?…lmao. I hope I don’t a funny bone.

  • Alexanderina

    #10 – Estelle – Me too, I can’t wait for People Magazine as well. I have a Subscription to them, but I have to wait until Sunday cause am going to Los Angeles this weekend dang

  • Estelle

    I don’t know why they put AJ face as the witch, so the lion protect BP and the children against AJ?…confuse?…and you know the lion is suppose to be God/Jesus or something similar…


    When Jolie announced her pregnancy, she stated the baby was due "in early summer"…how the tabs moved up the date to May just shows you how information gets distorted to sell magazines.

  • QQQQ

    All Reuters News ——————————————————————————–Jolie speaks about schools, not babies or BradWed Apr 26,11:22 AM ETHeavily-pregnant Hollywood star Angelina Jolie broke her silence on Wednesday from her African hideaway, but she wasn’t talking babies or Brad Pitt.Jolie, whose trip to Namibia has sparked a blaze of interest in the international media, took time to promote one of her favorite causes: boosting educational opportunities for the world’s poor.Talking to reporters in a teleconference with British finance minister Gordon Brown, Jolie said it was time for the world to get behind the Global Campaign for Education, a new plan aimed at giving 100 million children in poor countries the chance to go to school."I’m just thrilled to have this opportunity to help bring this to the forefront of peoples’ minds this week… It is a rare occasion that I am really thanking the press," said Jolie.She and Pitt have seen their Namibian hotel besieged by paparazzi photographers eager for pictures of the couple’s expected child. ADVERTISEMENTJolie’s call came as U.S. activists increased pressure for support for the education initiative, which got a boost this month when Brown announced the British government would spend $15 billion over 10 years to train teachers and build and equip schools in poor countries.Brown said the onus was now on other developed countries to pitch in, adding that he was sure both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund would both sharpen the world’s focus on the need for education."We have to raise $10 billion per year if we are to ensure that every child has access to education," Brown said.The appeal for help for the world’s underprivileged children marked a return to form for Jolie, who together with Pitt has in recent weeks played a cat-and-mouse game with reporters desperate for news of their first child, expected in mid-May.The celebrity couple issued a plea for privacy at their Namibian hotel on the cold shores of the Atlantic, but since then has allowed selected media, including a U.S. television network, access.Jolie declined to discuss her own baby but said schools for the world’s children remained close to her heart."It has been proven that a basic primary education can completely change the lives of people around the world," said Jolie, who has made numerous visits to refugee camps in her role as a U.N. goodwill ambassador and has adopted a son from Cambodia and a daughter from Ethiopia."It’s not just my voice, it’s everybody’s voice … this is the best investment we can make."

  • Medlaw

    I am in awe of Angelina’s human essence, the love she has for humanity as a whole and, especially, for her children. She is a remarkable woman.

  • ladybug

    "just kind of funny. If (Brad) saw this, he would probably understand why I was laughing. Because I just don’t know how to address that kind of thing." Wow… who is she kidding. All the sudden she is so perplexed. And how is her one year old daughter so "strong." This is an infant. No need to try to turn her into a strong black woman, already. She shouldn’t have to struggle any more. And she shouldn’t have to turn into a diplomat. Talk about pressuring your kids!

  • carrie

    The lion represents Jesus, and Jolie is the witch?

  • nana

    She is smart, beautiful, strong women, Angelina Jolie is a lucky women. Love the Jolie-Pitt family and for the haters – this is just going to be better and better. You just wait and see.

  • Estelle

    # 12 | Alexanderina -well, you should take a lunch break at your nearest Border or B&N for sneak peek…:), Hello AG? how are you this morning. I saw the on the Good Morning America this morning when they reveal the new people magz cover…before the reveal, the rep. for people said that when they picked the most beautiful person of the year,quote:" this person is so beautiful all year long, in every pictures we saw her in, she is the most talked about person…she is everywhere…she stirred the worlds with her beauty and with her charity works….( right away, I knew that person got to be Angelina Jolie, I screamed and jumped off my bed, doing the rain dance when they revealed the cover…Yeah!)

  • Tish

    For someone who did not used to care much for her, I sure have become quite the FAN for Anjelina Jolie. She is beautiful inside and out. It is amazing to see the kind of transformation she has gone through in the last few years. I can’t wait to get the people magazine on friday.

  • lookwhaticando

    Good for her, she answers the questions she wants, and flat out wont answers questions dealing with things too personnal

  • Medulla

    Hi BAM+1 FANSWOW JJ nice pictures I like the cover and I see Maniston is the witch right?Nice interview, AJ is gigling about the pity party that’s my girl. No need to answer all those ridiculous homewreker accusations AJ can stand her own ground JA should have known just who she was dealing with, AJ is your kiss ass Holywood hot beauty, I hope you learn your lesson JA, there is nothing to discuss you have said it all and all over in a sickening way now if you can just go away and let BP and AJ, MAD and little Z be a family please just get lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • love her

    I’m so happy for AJ and proud to be her fan.

  • Betsy

    Part of me is so conflicted about this whole thing…I do think they make an adorable family and the kids are cute..hey brad ain’t too bad either but on the other hand I sort of feel they both just toy with the media and run off to Namibia and create this big spectacle only to turn around and then be like "leave us alone". I can appreciate Angelina’s work with the third world but then again they are staying at a posh resort in Namibia that is costing them something like $35,000 a week or month I heard. It’s not exactly like they are "roughin" it in the bush. Granted I do think she and Brad spend valuable time and money on situations like children’s education which is more than most celebrities do, but there is just something ironic about the whole thing at the same time.

  • Medlaw

    # 17 | ladybug | April 26, 2006 12:29 PM I appears that the inference is to her child’s health status and emerging personality. Most parents tend to use metaphors to describe their children. No need to divert the description down the negative path. There are those who always seem to put a negative spin to their perceived notions.

  • sheila

    angie is a remarkable woman……………..

  • Alexanderina

    Hey Estelle, girl I will be doing that, here in San Diego the magazines comes out on Thursday by this Newstand that I work close by. I am so excited about the whole thing, the interview, the pictures etc :)

  • Medulla

    Hi AFRICAN GIRL comment va tu?BAMZ+1 FansGO to on TMZ page to see the Hello pictures of the BAMZ +1family on the beach you can enlarge them and all they are really breath taking. About jj cover of the Lion, the Witch………….I think he means that the Lion will protect the BAMZ+1 family from the Witch JA.And do not forget ANGIE’s father is in the back, he recently made headlines in support of his Daugther so he is here to protect her as well.

  • I agreee Betsy

    I think both of them are so full of their own self importance. They want to use the press when it suits them. It doesn’t work that way. If they honestly want to help people why don’t they just do it behind the scenes and shut up already. If they went away forever it would be fine with me. I don’t know that they really do anything except generate more publicity for themselves. They are like a traveling circus. It even says in the BIBLE when you give to charity to not draw attention to yourself, do lot let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. I might have that backwards. My point is, it is great they want to help. They are both semi-intelligent and they know what is going on in the press about them. If they really want it to die down and to end the drama they need to just get married and do their work without making a circus out of it.

  • fiona

    I admire her, she does what she feels right, tireless and consistent even at her present condition. She is in a diff league from among the current crop of hollywood actresses, she has the respect and trust of people like Gordon Brown. He was the one who invited her to join the teleconference, they met in Davos early this year.To # 25, they have a certain standard of leaving to keep up and they can’t help but to spend much money especially where their securities are concerned. But having said that, just think what they have given in retun to charities, monetary wise and just by raising awareness to various worthy causes that they have supported.


    The difference between AJ and other celebrity philanthopists is that Angie actually goes to the affected areas of the world, rolls up her sleeves, sleeps in tents and basically acculturalizes herself in the environment. She does not just sit in board rooms, allocating her money in an impersonal way. Do you know that she gives almost 1/2 of her income away?! She is a living example of what people should be thinking, saying and doing for the greater good and perhaps even survival of our humankind. I did not really learn about AJ until she became an activist of the world. Margaret Meade once said that activisim is the rent one pays for living on this earth. Both AJ and BP have assumed responsibility for their fame and are using it in the most honest and courageous way possible.I applaud them both for their consciousness.

  • Poison_Cherry

    Bonjour from Montreal to all of the BAMZ + 1 fans. I’m so busy and I won’t be able to post a lot, but I feel that I need to answer #17 ladybug concerns. If Angie thinks that little Zee is a strong person despite her young age I believe her. Haven’t you heard stories about newborns that are HIV positive, that are dealing with cancer, or with heart diseases and that are fighting for to stay alive? You can tell that those babies are fighter and are very strong. Shortly after Angie adopted little Z, the girl was sick and rushed to the hospital where she stayed for some times. So maybe Angie saw how she was fighting to stay alive and knew at that time that her daughter was, is and will be a fighter all her life. Anyway, even at such a young age as 1 year old, you can SOMETIME tell if a kid is going to be a leader, a follower or, whatever. About Angie wanting her child to become someone important that will help others, I’m fine with it. But, I have to admit that it’s a lot of pressure for a kids and I hope she will let them become whatever their want. But, every parent has great expectation for his or her kids. My dad wanted me to be a surgeon, and there is no way I’m not going to be a surgeon. But, Angie did say that she "HOPES" that little Zee…, she didn’t say that "I WANT HER TO BE A…" or "SHE WILL BECOME A…". Not everyone wants his or her kids to be as useless as Paris Hilton (sorry I just need to add this). But, kids something look at their parents as “world models”, so, if Angie and Brad are their “world models”, I can see those kids becoming really good humanitarians.

  • you

    #30 She’s an ambassador for the U.N. Her job is to draw attention to the things she talks about. She never said anything in the past about donating anything to anyone since 2001 but the press found out about it and published it. The paparrazi that are running after them in a dangerous way, digging holes in tunnels are the ones they appealed to, to stay away. They have however granted access to those who are interested in talking about their causes not just people interested in taking their pictures to make money for the fun of it.

  • melissa

    # 30 | I agreee Betsy | April 26, 2006 12:58 PM |Angelina is a GOODWILL AMBASSADOR for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. She is supposed to DRAW attention to the plight of the refugees and the dispossessed. You say that they should help people quietly and behind the scenes. But that is not how a goodwill ambassador does his or her job — they actually have to publicise the plight of the people they are helping. And, may I add, if you have a problem with their high visibility, then by all means DON’T go to a thread which has either BRAD, ANGELINA or BRANGELINA (or in this case, NAMIBIA) on the title.

  • The real lou

    #30 I agree Besty,what does getting married have to do with the press leaving Brad and Angelina alone?Even if they do the press will behave the some,that statement didn’t make any sense.Reguarding Angelina and Brad doing their work with out the media they need the media to bring attention to these issues.George Clooney was just on Oprah explaining this.I have a friend who is a teacher and alot of young students pay attention to these issues because of Angelina.You just dislike this couple for what ever reason,this is just a way for you to complain about them.I can respect what #25 Betsy wrote.At least if someone is conflicted they give the subject some thought and try to figure it out.You just want to insult.

  • African Girl

    Good Morning Estelle, you did the rain dance…lol. I’m glad they made the most beautiful family….well I do have mixed feelings. The thin line before the right exposure and overexposure and all.BetsyLet’s be realistic here, do you expect them to rough it? What would that prove? There is a big difference between having the press hound your every move and posing for a photoshoot. They know people want to see pictures of them and they’re hoping this would satisfy them a little. The interview is another brilliant move, why not use this attention to promote something good? $35,000 a week….you’re looking at this from one angle. The angle where they are spending it, you forget that this money is is going into the economy. It is Economics, Betsy, plain and simple. If this doesn’t make sense, just think: why do most countries spend a lot of money promoting tourism? Is it so visitors can see how lovely their country is or they can spend their money? I don’t know if you know much about Namibia, it is a small country, Tourism is high on the list of source of income. Don’t worry about Namibia, they are very happy with infusion of cash into their country.

  • Meg

    Hi I’m from the UK . I’m posting this article about AJ teleconference with the possible next Prime minister of Britain – not many Hollywood A listers would be so respected at this level. It makes JA look ever more insignificant doesn’t it Jolie backing for Brown as next PM Email this Story26 Apr, 6:08 PMAngelina JolieFull Image Hollywood star Angelina Jolie gave her backing to a Gordon Brown premiership as she heaped praise on the Chancellor for his role in a global education campaign.The 30-year-old actress spoke of her admiration for Mr Brown’s commitment to providing an education for every child in the world and added she hoped he would have the chance to do more in the future.She was speaking from Namibia, south west Africa, during a conference call with the media to publicise the Global Campaign for Education to meet the Millennium Development Goal of getting every child into school by 2015."He (Mr Brown) is somebody that I like very much and I hope he does have the chance to do more and more good things. I think he certainly will if he has the chance, so yes, personally, I would like to see it," Ms Jolie said in a response to a question about whether Mr Brown would make a good Prime Minister.Earlier, she said she had been thrilled by Mr Brown’s announcement of an extra 15 billion dollars (£8.5 billion) over the next ten years towards the goal of universal free education. She said this move had given "so much momentum" to the campaign.In response, Mr Brown said pregnant Ms Jolie, who has travelled widely as a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees goodwill ambassador, had shown "inspirational leadership" and wished her well for the birth of her child.Campaigners estimate there are 100 million children worldwide who do not go to school. An extra 15 million more teachers will be needed to fill this gap in order for class sizes to be brought down to around 40 children per class, according to the campaign. Meanwhile, Jolie has broken her silence about her high-profile relationship with Brad Pitt, saying even they never discuss it.The actress, who is expecting the heart-throb’s baby, told NBC’s Ann Curry her life with him was "one of those funny things that just happens".

  • Alexanderina

    Hey Guys, don’t wait your breaths trying to explain things to people like I AGREE BETSY, because they are so full of dislike for anything BAMZ that whatever this couple do is always wrong etc

  • Medlaw

    # 30 | I agreee Betsy | April 26, 2006 12:58 PM "They are both semi-intelligent…"Are you expert on the Stanford-Binet scale? Given your less-than-lackluster didactic ramblings, I very much doubt that you are an examplary expert in your own community, much less of the humanitarian kind.

  • Medlaw

    # 30 | I agreee Betsy | April 26, 2006 12:58 PM "They are both semi-intelligent…"Are you an expert on the Stanford-Binet scale? Given your less-than-lackluster didactic ramblings, I very much doubt that you are an examplary expert in your own community, much less of the humanitarian kind.

  • Medlaw

    # 30 | I agreee Betsy | April 26, 2006 12:58 PM "They are both semi-intelligent…"Are you an expert on the Stanford-Binet scale? Given your lackluster didactic ramblings, I very much doubt that you are an examplary expert in your own community, much less of the humanitarian kind.

  • Lola

    I’m sick and tired of reading how Angie & Brad should be quiet about their humanitarian efforts. Being silent does not help the cause.I work for a highly successful non profit, we actively seek and retain celebrity endorsements for the following reasons:1. Give us tons of FREE publicity2. Donations start pouring in3. People are more likely to volunteer their time to support our missionI wish more celebrities were like Brad & Angie. Giving behind the scenes is nice but screaming it from the rooftops while inspiring others to give does more for a cause than JUST writing a check will ever do.

  • Jules

    # 2 | 81 |Where did you read that? that is awesome if it’s true. I love her! The poster is funny but Jenny’s face should be on the white witch.

  • Moi Jade

    # 30 | I agreee Betsy |I am just wondering what country you live in? To bring any attention to anything including what’s on sale at your local food store requires press. WHY do you find AJ’s use of the press to promote her causes for education and humanitarian causes? That’s what the press and media is there for. If you were promoting your duaghters girl scout cookies sales would it be fair to say to you and your daughter "shut up and do it behind the scenes already…?"AJ & BP are not promoting themselves. They are promoting their "work" which is what we all do. If their movie fans are interested in their lives and their children, than like any one in the entertainment biz knows, a certain amount of exposure is necessary to promote your work and fulfill public interest demands. These 2 people have managed to remain humble in protecting their rights to privacy and at the same time being kind enough to give people a glimpse into their private world of family.You my dear are the one who is semi- intelligent. You are uniformed, bias and out of touch with politics, media communications, the humanitrian efforts on the issues in Dafur,education, poverty and international medical concerns like AIDS, malaria, the reconstruction of New Orleans….goes on & on. These issues are in the PRESS everyday all around the world.So do me a favor. Remain behind the scenes and follow your own advice." Shut up already" and don’t ever quote the Bible for your weak and irresponsible posts. That is NOT what that verse was saying. Like Jolie says. Everyone need to get educated.

  • ntt

    #30 just wants AJ to be quiet about her humanitarian work so JA won’t look so bad compared to her! I am a living proof that AJ is doing the right thing by bringing awareness to her causes. I became interested and am donating to UNHCR and the Millenium Project. If she just silently donates to her causes, then they will only get what ever she gives, this way they get more. Every dollar counts. Iwill check out her new education for all children cause next. Thank you AJ for trying to make the world a better place to live.

  • Lean

    To quote her, "I am an actress". Now, THAT should put all of this in perspective :-)

  • jjoy

    # 25 | Betsy # 30 | I agreee Betsy you girls are both jealous…pipe down the jealousy okay….they are famous…i am one of their millions fans so beat it….go and dig a hole for your self so that you don’t see nothing, hear nothing, read nothing and don’t waste your precious time knowing anything about this family….looking down with my nose and with raise eyebrows….both of you are pairs of twats…bamz+1 rocks and rolls!!

  • Passing Through

    # 20 | Estelle Not that I don’t think AJ deserves the honor, but People has turned into AJ’s bitch. Can we say "suck up"?

  • stef

    hello my little chums how are you? i was so shocked to see the pics removed this morning, oh well at least most of you saw them. i can email the pictures for any of you that didnt get to see them.i have a major amount of work to do tonight so i wont be as talkative as usual! if you want the pictures email me worry this is not my personal emailjust one i made up for times like these, oh make sure you tell me who you are so i dont get confused!i will return the emails from my personal one, if you catch my drift!love ya allLady LCA stef! thats if i havent been demoted! lol